Payroll Specialist (Remote Eligible)

Posted 7 days ago
Main Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
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powertofly approved What Okta, Inc. Has to Offer:

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. Over 7,400 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.They offer their employees great benefits like:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible time off
  • Global offices + HQs in San Jose and San Francisco
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Volunteer events
  • Hackathons
  • Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for processing semi-monthly payroll. Responsibilities include; processing leaves and terminations, data entry and file imports (commissions, bonuses and 3rd party benefit vendors), review and validation of timecard entries, and review and audit payroll
    • Check and audit timekeeping records for compliance
    • Maintain payroll tickets and respond to employee’s inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters, timely and professionally
    • Process garnishments
    • Process off-cycle checks
    • Payroll data audits
    • Processing equity transactions
    • Apply for tax IDs for new jurisdictions and maintain tax information using ADP SmartCompliance
    • Testing and troubleshooting system issues
    • Multi-state tax withholding and compliance, as well as processing tax adjustments

    Required Qualifications: 

    • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in processing multi-state payroll
    • Minimum 1+ years’ experience using Workday for payroll processing
    • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with Microsoft office, concentration on Excel spreadsheets
    • Strong knowledge of payroll protocols, particularly with IRS regulations, Federal, State, and local tax and labor laws, as well as IRS Sections 401k and 125
    • Strong knowledge of multi-state payroll taxes
    • Ability to maintain data confidentiality with a strong sense of professional integrity
    • Highly analytical with exceptional organization and prioritization skills, and proven ability to meet hard deadlines
    • Strong commitment to customer service and ability to communicate concisely, both written and verbally
    • Proactive, flexible, assertive, with a creative approach to problem solving
    • Strong knowledge of the company T&E policy; ability to retain and understand intent of company policies
    • Ability to work closely with various teams throughout the company
    • Ability to work well with remote teams in a remote environment


    Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta 

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    Payroll Specialist (Remote Eligible)
    Okta, Inc.